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Radar keeps falling off the windshield

My radar doesn't want to stick anymore with those suction cups. I dont know if i can replace them, but what are some other options to make it stay and not fall off?
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get new suction cups from the manufacture.... or just mount it to the dash...
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i dont know the manufacturer, it doesn't have a name on it. Its nothing spiffy like an escort radar... i baught it for 30$ off a friend
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i dont know if this would effect the signal of the radar but it might be a good mount..
if you have an aftermarket radio... there is that cubby hole that takes up the extra space... you could dremel it out a little bit and put it there?

here is my paint version of what i am talking about...
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^^ thats going to block the detetor from any radar signals tho... i made a bracket that i attached to my sun visor
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yea i figured that...was just what popped in my head...
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i have the stock mp3/cd anyways

what about a dab of clear silicone, on the suction cups? thats all i can think of
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i made a bracket that i attached to my sun visor
pics?
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go into a hardware store and buy cups they are cheep!
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i have the stock mp3/cd anyways

what about a dab of clear silicone, on the suction cups? thats all i can think of
that would work...I used velcro

I actually reccomend not using a radar detector...most depts. use laser now anyways...your screwed by the time it can detect it
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not nessesarly... laser is mostly on highways and the police are stationary so your odds of running into them are slim where as radar can always be on and your odds of running into a cop running radar are much better...
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just go to a hardware or hobby store they should have new ones.

4X2XLT is right unless the department is huge and has a lot of money the chances of running into a cop running lazer are far less. Out of all the departments my work builds and services only 1 or 2 departments have lazer and its only on a few of their cars.
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i dont have a need for a radar detector, i have a cb radio and i can find out where all the cops are on the highways and i dont speed that much off the highway.
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i dont have a need for a radar detector, i have a cb radio and i can find out where all the cops are on the highways and i dont speed that much off the highway.
i dont really need a radar also, but for 30$ i was like hellya.
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a light coat of vasoiline on the cups will make them stick like new, and unlike silicone can be cleaned off the cups and your windshield very easily.
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